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AI to content moderation: Five highlights from RightsCon
New and emerging technologies need urgent oversight and robust transparency: UN experts
Who is shutting down the internet in 2023? A mid-year update
Since the beginning of 2023, governments around the world are discovering new reasons to disrupt internet access during key national moments.
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No more deceptive designs: recommendations for U.S. lawmakers
Read Access Now’s set of recommendations for US lawmakers seeking to protect people from deceptive designs.
What you need to know about generative AI and human rights
Generative AI has been all over the headlines. But what are the human rights implications? Get the facts in our generative AI FAQ.
Signal president: empower users, workers to tackle AI threats
Hacking in a war zone: Pegasus spyware in the Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict
A joint investigation by civil society and independent researchers has uncovered hacking of Armenia spyware victims with NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware.
Joint Statement: Passport and visa systems must not exclude members of the human rights community from cross-border convenings
These discriminatory systems prevent human rights defenders from coming together to advance their work, bring severe hardship and harm to those impacted, and unjustly place the heaviest burden on people from the Global Majority. Join us in taking a stand.
Joint statement: States must take immediate action to stop spyware threatening press freedom
Access Now and partners call on states to take immediate action to stop spyware threatening press freedom.
From crisis to conflict, we must defend digital rights when people need them most
People feel restrictions on digital rights most intensely in situations of crisis, conflict, or disaster. Here’s how we are safeguarding people’s digital rights in times of both war and peace.
Tell MENA authorities: #NoExamShutdown
Year after year, the MENA region has led the world in exam-related shutdowns. With the 2023 exam season in the region quickly approaching, it’s time to take action and demand change! #NoExamShutdown
Tech and conflict: a guide for responsible business conduct
This guide is meant to help tech companies think through the impacts of their decisions in the context of conflict.
Five years and counting: GDPR faces a make-or-break moment over enforcement
In “Five years under the GDPR: An implementation progress report” Access Now explores how the GDPR could finally become a success.
2023 elections and internet shutdowns watch
Governments around the world continue to shut down the internet during elections. Join our 2023 elections watch to #KeepItOn.
Digital dictatorship: authoritarian tactics and resistance in Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Dictators are using digital tools to repress and suppress democratic dissent, reinforcing digital authoritarianism. Our latest report looks at what’s happening in the EECA region, and how pro-democracy activists are fighting back against digital dictatorship.
Organizaciones de sociedad civil denuncian la persecución del activista venezolano Oscar Costero
Nowhere to turn: How surveillance tech at the EU borders is endangering lives
Surveillance tech at the EU borders is endangering lives. Authorities must #ProtectNotSurveil people on the move.
Nuevo análisis: Las empresas que distribuyen tecnologías de vigilancia en LATAM no ofrecen transparencia en materia derechos humanos
Past learnings must be ‘at the heart of implementing’ a digital identity system in Kenya
Why shareholders don’t trust Big Tech — and how to fix that
As we enter the 2023 AGM season, we look at what shareholder proposals for Big Tech companies Amazon, Alphabet, and Meta reveal about the companies’ capacity to mitigate risk and ensure accountability for emerging tech like AI.
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